Six Sigma seeks to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of defects (errors) in manufacturing and business processes using a set of quality management methods. It creates a special infrastructure of people within the organization (“Black Belts”, “Green Belts”, etc.) who are experts in these methods. Each Six Sigma project follows a defined sequence of steps and has quantified financial targets. In recent years practitioners have combined Six Sigma methods with lean manufacturing to yield a methodology named Lean Six Sigma.
As a company implements a Lean Six Sigma Program it is essential all employees understand the objectives and terminology to be used. This course provides that knowledge to all employees. As Lean Six Sigma permeates your company, the terminology people use will change. Teams will be formed to conduct improvement projects. The “talk of the town” will be Lean Six Sigma. To engage all employees in the ground swell to improving all processes this course provides learning relative to terminology, objectives and the role each employee can play in this effort.
Course and Learning Objectives:
At the end of this course, you will be able to understand the various elements involved with Lean Six Sigma. In addition you will learn how to:
- Process Management definitions in Six Sigma
- Quality concepts and the impact of poor quality
- The seven areas of waste
- Poka-Yoke Methods
- 5S principles
- An overview of DMAIC
Additional reference materials are not required for this course.